Welcome to Thorpe Mandeville Parish Council's website which provides information about...

- what we do and your local services
- events
and news, when we have some (including HS2 construction matters)

Please use the search facility or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest website update - 16 January: News item regarding a bulk oil order.

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:
* Councillors are aware of many acts of support being provided or offered by parishioners to those more vulnerable in the village. Please remain attentive to others' needs at this difficult time. However, if you are in need of support or if you are aware of someone without vital support, please let us know.
* Social media can play an important role during these difficult times, particularly with offers of assistance. Many of our parishioners message on www.nextdoor.co.uk
* The Thursday ABILITY community bus service has restarted - face masks being compulsory.
* The parish church remains closed apart from the duration of services. The wearing of face masks at services is now a legal requirement unless you are in an exempt category. Removal of a mask is permitted for singing. Social distancing is requested.
* A leaflet advising support assistance from the county and district councils can be accessed from the News item dated 3 May 2020 on this website.
* The Chenderit Benefice operates a foodbank scheme. If you would like to donate food, please leave it at the Rectory, 17 Astrop Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2PG and contact Father Nick if you would like further information (07925 419068).

LATEST HS2 CONSTRUCTION NEWS (last updated 16 January 2022)
- The website news item dated 30 March advises the long term closure of Banbury Road.
- HS2's planting of 5500 trees over a hectare of land immediately north of the village, east of Banbury Lane has been deferred from March 2021 until spring 2022. The primary purpose is to screen the railway, not as a sound barrier.
- A planning application has been submitted by HS2 to create temporary roads diverting traffic away from the B4525 and the Sulgrave Road, accessing Magpie works compound. The project is known as 'Greatworth T'.
- The peak HS2 traffic period for the B4525 is 18 months from early 2022 when the peak daily average HS2 traffic is projected at 500 HGVs and 1000 other vehicles per day in addition to normal traffic.
- HS2 lodged a Schedule 17 planning application in September 2021 incorporating the extension of the Greatworth tunnel into our parish with a portal north of Banbury Road.
- An HS2 Schedule17 planning application regarding Lower Thorpe Viaduct was lodged in October 2021.

THE LATEST GENERAL NEWS ITEMS ARE SHOWN BELOW. EARLIER NEWS ITEMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE 'NEWS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT HAND MARGIN ABOVE.

Latest News

Bulk Oil Order

Liz Hutt will shortly be organising a bulk oil order for houses in the village. If you would like a delivery, please contact Liz from Wednesday 19 January by phone, 01295 711030 or email, terence.hutt1947@gmail.com .

Posted: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 16:53 by Maurice Cole

Farthinghoe Recycling & Reuse Centre Temporary Closure

The district council has advised that the Farthinghoe Recycling & Reuse Centre is temporarily closing on 28 January at 5.00pm for refurbishment and a new contractor. It is scheduled to reopen in March.

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:22 by Maurice Cole

Banbury Lane Temporary Closure

Banbury Lane Temporary Closure

HS2 have advised that Banbury Lane through Lower Thorpe will be fully closed for a maximum of four weeks from Monday 31 January.
The closure is to allow the excavation and concrete reinforcement of the road to facilitate heavy construction plant crossing the lane in Lower Thorpe.

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 20:15 by Maurice Cole

Thorpe Events

JANUARY 31: Parish Council Meeting, 7.00pm in the village hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend. The wearing of face coverings is currently a legal requirement unless you are in an exempt category. Social distancing is also requested.

FEBRUARY 6: Holy Communion Service, 11.00am. Reverend Philip Ball will be officiating. The wearing of face coverings is currently a legal requirement unless you are in an exempt category. Removal of a mask is permitted for singing. Social distancing is also requested.

FEBUARY 28: Parish Council Meeting, 7.00pm in the village hall. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Contacting us

Please use this link to contact us by email. The Council operates a policy of transparency and all correspondence with the Parish Clerk or Parish Councillors may be disclosed at a public meeting of the parish council. Additionally, information contained in all correspondence may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other legislation and therefore confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Website accessibility

The parish council seeks to ensure the whole of the information on this website, including appended documents, is accessible to all. However, if you have difficulty accessing any information, please contact the Parish Clerk at the address shown at the foot of this page. Also, please see the accessibility statement accessed at the foot of this page.

Disclaimer and copyright

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